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chelle523

chelle523
Original Member
Last Online: April 16, 2018
Birthday: May 23, 1970
Country: United States
Yep - I'm a blogger!
I'm a KEEP Collective designer
Oh wow - I've got a podcast!

About Me

Note: I take my role as swapper and hostess very seriously here, meaning I don't flake or send late. Having said that, I do NOT take this all so seriously that I feel the need to belittle or berate people who don't send me a letter or a postcard or a bag of craft stuff. I don't see the point and it's not how I operate. I'm not going to put a wall of shame on my profile to point out people who have flaked on me. That's what the rating system is for. I'm not going to check every postmark and rate someone low if the postmark date is a bit late. We're all adults and should act accordingly. And honestly, in the grand scheme of things, it's mail. IT'S JUST MAIL.Keep things in perspective and you'll be a lot happier. I guarantee it.

Updated: I'll reiterate everything I said above, but with emphasis. THIS IS JUST MAIL. Seriously. There's war and famine and disease and struggle in the world. THIS.IS.JUST.MAIL. Save the drama for the things in life that are truly worth of it.

  • Michelle
  • Mom
  • Wife
  • Prince fan
  • Pug Mom
  • Blogger
  • KEEP Collective Senior Designer
  • Bookworm
  • Genealogist
  • Trivia Buff
  • Music lover
  • Traveler
  • Francophile
  • Yoga amateur

And here's the link to my blog: Mama Bear Said So

Favorite Music

  • Prince (all-time favorite)
  • Lady Gaga
  • Michael Franti
  • George Michael
  • Sheryl Crow
  • U2
  • John Lennon
  • Bob Marley
  • Sia
  • Paramore
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Queen
  • Green Day
  • Death Cab for Cutie

Favorite Movies

  • Gone with the Wind - all-time favorite!
  • Purple Rain
  • Braveheart
  • Everything is Illuminated
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Young Frankenstein
  • History of the World Pt. 1
  • Blazing Saddles
  • The Jerk
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Life of Brian
  • The Hunger Games
  • SuckerPunch
  • Fight Club
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Yes Man
  • Chocolat
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Amelie
  • Grease
  • The Lego Movie
  • Anchorman
  • Dirty Dancing
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Brave
  • Inside/Out
  • Also, love most of the Disney & Pixar animated films & I love scary movies!

Favorite Television

  • Broad City (my new addiction!)
  • The Walking Dead
  • Downton Abbey
  • Weeds
  • The Strain
  • Laverne & Shirley
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • United States of Tara
  • The Tudors
  • Intervention
  • Orange is the New Black
  • American Horror Story
  • Dracula
  • The First 48
  • You're the Worst
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Project Runway
  • Seinfeld
  • Game of Thrones

Favorite Crafts

  • Journaling (especially Smash journals and junk journals)
  • Collage
  • Mail Art
  • Pocket Scrapbooking (like Project Life)

Favorite Books

I'm a bookworm and I always have been, so my list of favorites would be a mile long, but here are a few:

  • Gone With the Wind
  • Practical Magic
  • The Witching Hour
  • Interview With the Vampire
  • The Vampire Lestat
  • Lasher
  • Practical Magic
  • Talk Before Sleep
  • The Freedom Manifesto
  • How to Be Idle
  • How to Be Free
  • The Idle Parent
  • The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Hobbit
  • Say When
  • Blackbird House
  • The Ice Queen
  • The Story Sisters
  • The Shining
  • The Green Mile
  • Bridget Jones' Diary
  • The Shopaholic series
  • Gerald's Game
  • Misery
  • Radical Self-Love and a million others...

My favorite authors are Anne Rice, Stephen King, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Alice Hoffman, Elizabeth Berg, Gillian Flynn, John Green, Anais Nin, Dorothy Parker and Tom Hodgkinson. I love chick lit (esp. Brit chik lit), thrillers, non-fiction, true crime, horror, and literature.

Stuff I love

I'm downsizing and really don't need or have space for a lot of extra stuff, so don't feel that you have to send extra goodies with a swap. However, if you have anything related to Paris or France or Prince or foreign language or vintage ephemera - I'd be happy to have it. I'm also interested in Buddhism and paganism. Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE

If, for some reason, you do not receive something from me and I am one of your swap partners, PLEASE be sure to contact me and let me know. I have NEVER flaked on a swap in my life and I don't intend to start anytime soon. But if you don't get something from me and I've marked my items as "sent", let me know and I'll resend right away. Thank you :)

I am a really tolerant, easygoing person, but communication is very important. If something crazy happens, let me know and we can work something out. If I don't hear from you, I have no choice but to assume you're flaking. I don't post flakers on my profile because I prefer to handle things privately.

I'm a firm believer in everyone's right to believe as they wish, however, I don't have any wish to discuss politics or religion. I appreciate religious art and imagery and I'm interested in the study of different belief systems, but I don't need to be converted to anything. Thank you for respecting that. :)

Ratings

HappyMom rated for MJS: Spring Themed Magpie Journal on Apr 14, 2018
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Comment: Wow! I loved going through the journal, and seeing the many wonderful things you included. You've given me some great ideas for my future magpie journals! I especially like how you included so many handwritten entries and extras for me. Thank you so much!
DaisyNY rated for MJS: This Is Me Magpie Journal on Apr 1, 2018
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Comment: I feel as though I know you a bit better now. Thank you for the interesting journal & also for the puffy Kawaii stickers - I'm sure they'll come in handy some day.
ellecamino rated for MJS: Classroom Valentine Swap on Mar 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks :)
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Comment: Oh my, I feel so lucky being partnered with you. What a beautiful & stunning Magpie Journal. I LOVE IT ! I am still not done looking into it, that will take some time. Thank you, dear.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! And thank you so much for the handmade paper pad! It was so kind of you to make that for me. <3
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Comment: LOVED it!! Loved that you wrote little notes throughout commenting on different things you added. I love making and receiving these journals. I love seeing all the different ways others do their journals. Thanks for a wonderful ‘read’ 😊 P.S. going to write you a letter if that’s ok 😊
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! And thank you for the letter :)
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Comment: Thanks for all of the magpie goodies! It will be awesome for the next journal.
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Comment: What fun goodies! Thank you so much!
Ryleighsmom rated for MJS: Classroom Valentine Swap on Feb 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cute swap!
kfaye rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you :D Happy Valentine's Day<3
bb2 rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for helping me fill my Valentine basket. I'll open it on the 14th. Happy Heart's Day to you!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Wow -- lots of Disney, even the stamp! I love the sloth stickers too. Thanks, and happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank you for the Moana valentine, it’s my new favorite movie to be honest. Thank you for the extras too!
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Comment: Thank you so much! Loved Moana! The goodies are awesome too I can't wait to use them in my journal! 💝
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you! Opening on Valentines Day!
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Comment: The journal arrived this morning. I LOVE the journal itself and what is in it and the extras. Thank you very much. So glad that you have set up a group for these.
AZmom875 rated for MJS: Magpie Journal Supplies on Jan 25, 2018
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Comment: What an awesome envelope of fun items. Thank you.

Rating Overview

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Comments

GeeLuv on May 15, 2017:

for the awesome magpie journal swap!

lou on May 1, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

kittyhahahotbot on May 27, 2016:

kittyhahahotbot on May 27, 2016:

lou on May 16, 2016:

Happy birthday month from WIYM group!

blueapplegallery on Apr 9, 2016:

I apologize that this is late but thanks for angeling the drunken pen pal swap. :) You are an an awesome host!

Zoebolt on Feb 23, 2016:

Thank You SO much for the B*tchfest swap letter! I loved the inserts!!

Sandara333 on Feb 21, 2016:

Fell into your profile, LOVE your Anais Nin quotes!!

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2016:

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